Sunday, July 30, 2023

Me too..................


If you had to develop a simple rubric for ex ante rating political candidates’ priorities and policies as reflected in their campaign platforms/agendas, what might that look like?

What I would most like to see is an awareness of the capacity for government to do damage: to intervene overseas in ways that have bad consequences; to have programs corrupted by special interests; and to undertake new initiatives without addressing the failures and mismanagement of older programs. Also, I really wish we had a candidate who had managed an organization larger than a Senate staff. Dwight Eisenhower is the only President of the past hundred years who I think appreciated the strengths and weaknesses of large organizations.

-Arnold Kling, from here

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